| Jun 25, 2014
| 6:09 PM
When Eli Wallach strolled down the mean streets of Manhattan, the tune followed him everywhere.
People saw him coming and they started whistling the ominous opening bars of Ennio Morricone’s theme to “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.”...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 9:46 AM
"Transformers: Age of Extinction," the fourth installment of Michael Bay's $2.6-billion blue-chip franchise about a race of super robot freedom fighters that wear codpieces (to hide the junk under their trunk) and appear fundamentally incapable of not...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 12:08 PM
The remarkable Eli Wallach, who died this week at age 98, will be saluted with an 11-hour marathon of his films Monday on TCM.
The five movies in the tribute to the veteran actor include his debut, "Baby Doll" (1956), which contains one of his finest...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 7:15 AM
If you'd like a chance to chat with acting legend Al Pacino, you can do so but for one night only as he brings his one-man show to Las Vegas.
Pacino, who won an Oscar for his performance as a blind man in "Scent of a Woman," will appear Aug. 16 at the...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 4:49 PM
In the spring of 2008, when “Looper” was still a glint in the eye of director Rian Johnson, the filmmaker and I sat down to coffee at a Hollywood restaurant. Actually, "glint in the eye" is the wrong phrase, since, although he had secured no...
| Oct 7, 2013
From my musings on which Simpsons character should be killed off: I could make a better argument for dusting Apu, the Indian-American owner of the Kwik-E-Mart convenience store, purely on the grounds that the ethnic stereotyping of his character comes.......
| Nov 11, 2013
Thanksgiving 2013 in the United States is as late as it can be this year — Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013. Leading up to that date, and over Thanksgiving 2013 weekend, as always, there will be plenty of TV programming related to the holiday (and even the...
| Jul 4, 2014
Before Francis Ford Coppola shot “The Godfather,” he gathered his cast for a meal during which the actors all reflexively […]...
| Nov 8, 2011
Hollywood costume designer Theadora Van Runkle, whose influence spanned four decades and a range of movie genres including period pieces like "Bonnie and Clyde" — which earned her the first of three Academy Award nominations — and over-the-top...
| May 29, 2012
| 8:34 AM
Film director Francis Ford Coppola ("The Godfather" films and "Apocalypse Now") has reassembled the historic Inglenook winery in Napa Valley and restored the name to the historic property, which is open to the public for tours and wine tasting.
| Apr 14, 2012
Strolling behind tour leader Scott Deitche through Tampa's Ybor City on a spring evening, I found my feet in the present but my brain back in a dark past — say, Nov. 10, 1936.
That's when a black sedan rolled up to the corner where our tour group...